TAP has indicated that it will cancel 1,316 flights affecting 160,000 passengers due to a cabin crew strike between January 25 – 31, 2023.
The flight attendant union on Thursday voted down the TAP’s proposal that didn’t go far enough. The airline is going through an EU-approved 3.2B euro restructuring that will reduce the airline’s fleet numbers, employees, and paid wages.
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TAP is required per EC 261/2004 to rebook affected passengers to their final destination at the earliest opportunity (other airlines) and provide a duty to care such as hotel accommodation and meals in case of long delays.
Passengers can opt for refunds if their flights are canceled.
As employee strikes are not seen as force majeure, the airline is likely required to pay compensation, but getting cash out of TAP is a challenge even during the best of times.
It will be challenging for TAP to rebook all passengers scheduled to travel during the strike.
Good luck getting a refund or compensation from TAP. You may have to sue them to get the payment; otherwise, it may take years to see the cash.
I would not book any travel on TAP unless there is no other choice OR their fare is very low/